Napoleon (Pierced, #5)
by J.C. Mells
Napoleon, a young werewolf, and a member of the Nowhere pack, is eager to move to New York to attend college, and to start fresh. His summer was challenging, to say the least. A hot, straight, Swedish exchange student, Sixten Dahl, spent the summer flirting with him, just for kicks. And while Napoleon knew he never had a chance with Sixten, the attraction he felt was undeniable. So, leaving for college couldn't come fast enough.
Now in a new city, other challenges arise. The Upstate New York pack is less than open to members who have aligned with vampires. Further, Napoleon is advised not to flaunt his sexual preference, prompting him to do the opposite, and raising a few eyebrows from the council members. But his self-esteem never wavers. What he isn't prepared for is to see Sixten again... and in the most unlikely of places.
Napoleon is full of angst, and doesn't cower in the face of adversity. He has never had to hide his identity, and he isn't about to start now. He is young, but he knows what he wants, and if something doesn't feel right, he isn't afraid to stand up for what he believes in. With a solid, supportive pack, he is at his best, showing humor, and relying on his true friends to help him overcome obstacles.
Each pack member plays a role in this story, but Napoleon really shines. There were some surprises, too! And although I would have liked to see a bit more of the supernatural world, I really enjoyed this story! It's well written, with engaging characters, and a meaningful plot. It can be read as a standalone, but I recommend starting with the first book to get the full history of the characters.
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Reviewed by Stephanie